IMPACT 

Livelihoods of women beneficiaries are significantly improved with access to local capital and technical support.  

KEY IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS 

BY THE NUMBERS

Impact Report:  August 31, 2017

Three Levels of Impact 

Sector Breakdown

  • Individuals Benefited

Beneficiaries Received Technical Support

  • Financial Institutions Strengthened by Technical Support

Grassroots Lenders and Businesses

Major Financial Istitutions

2,273,722

100%

     58

     18

  • Mainstream Finance Catalyzed

Amount Guaranteed

Commercial Loans Issued

Capital Leverage Ratio (% of value of

guarantees issued)

Guarantee Funds Called

Investor Funds Lost 

$28,589,407 

$121,563,020  

     1:4:3

4.5%

    0%

Based on impact data and exchange rates as of August 31, 2017: ZAR13.013886= US$1. 

Geographic Breakdown

Notes

  • All reported beneficiaries reside in South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland. 

  • The current focus of the guarantee portfolio is on small and growing businesses (SGBs) and early stage agribusinesses and cooperatives. 

  • Our jobs tally is the sum of the estimated numbers of positions created by partner microfinance institutions’ clients and by SGBs, small-holder farmer beneficiaries and housing construction employees. 

  • Impact numbers would be higher if we included indirect beneficiaries, including learners at rural Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal schools or informal settlement residents who benefit from Western Cape storm drainage systems. 

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BEYOND THE NUMBERS 

KEY TO IMPACT 

 

Our impact is ultimately about relationships: with our long-term investors whose capital allows us to provide the loan guarantees; our trusted field partners who source, diligence, and monitor potential beneficiaries; and, the industrious entrepreneurs and farmers who scale their businesses and production with our support.  We place an emphasis on transparency, communication, and collaboration at all levels with stakeholders throughout the investment process.  

 

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MEASURING OUR SUCCESS

 

Numbers are only one type of metric.  Often, it is the entrepreneurs themselves who confirm our impact.  Whether it is a leader of an agricultural cooperative growing citrus fruits in the Western Cape, a civil engineer constructing schools in Kwazulu Natal, or a cement manufacturer in Mozambique utilizing sustainable production methods, the recipients of our guarantees tell their own stories of impact.

 

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